activists marched in the nation's capital, despite freezing temperatures. >> it's about connecting guns to what guns do. >> several residents from new town, connecticut joined the rally. a gunman killed his mother, then 20 first-graders and six teachers and himself in their town last month. >> living in this town and being here every day, you are bearing witness to change. any parent who has a gun in the house, they really, whatever it is, have to think about why they have that gun there. you know, it's time for people to maybe have to give up -- give up those guns. >> or try to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. >> this is about gun responsibility. this is about gun safety. this is about fewer dead americans, fewer dead children, fewer children living in fear. >> pro gun activists also took to the streets opposing president obama's new push for gun control and safety in rallies across the u.s. last weekend.